Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice
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College of Nursing
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) specialty prepares nurses to focus on helping patients as young as infants and as old as 21. You will learn to address patient issues and make sure they are reaching their developmental goals. You will also learn to ensure that older patients know about health risks.
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner's Primary Care (PNP-PC) role is to provide care to children from birth through adulthood with in-depth knowledge and experience in pediatric primary health care, including healthy child care and prevention/management of common pediatric acute illnesses and chronic conditions. PNP-PCs meet the specialized physiologic and psychological needs of children in health maintenance and promotion and assessment and management of disease processes. PNP-PCs work in a variety of pediatric health care settings including, but not limited to, private practice, ambulatory and school-based clinics, the home, and subspecialty clinics.
The DNP program is a hybrid program utilizing a mixture of online didactic coursework, on-campus intensives, and on-ground practicum and clinical placements. It is a practice-focused doctoral program emphasizing innovative, evidence-based professional practice and reflecting the application and implementation of credible research findings. The PNP specialization is intended for registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Master of Science in Nursing.
The College of Nursing offers full-time and part-time options for DNP students. Part-time students must be enrolled in at least 6 units per semester. Part-time study is only available during the pre-clinical portion of the program and adds a year to the degree completion timeline.
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.
Applying Applications must be submitted through NursingCAS and the University of Arizona Graduate College
Nursing CAS Application
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Review the program materials section of NursingCAS to learn more about the specific admissions criteria, requirements and deadlines for your program. Collect and submit any required supporting materials, such as personal statements, documents and certification data.
Send your official transcripts and test scores to NursingCAS and complete your application. Once you have submitted your application and any additional supporting materials, monitor your application status in your NursingCAS account and follow-up on any necessary actions.
University of Arizona Graduate College Application
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After you have created a GradApp account, you can begin your application. Remember to choose Arizona Online as your campus.
Choose your area of specialty and follow the instructions to complete the application for that specialty.